Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure

A new game for the NES and modern platforms

Classic literature meets classic gaming in Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure! This 2D platformer stars Jane Austen, English novelist, who finds herself in an 8-bit video game. The game runs on real NES hardware from the 1980s, and on modern systems - Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

NES Cartridges

Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure is available again on physical NES cartridges!
Preorder your physical copy here.

A note on pricing: Cartridges from the initial production run were priced at $60, and that included the cost of shipping within the US (or a partial amount toward shipping outside the US). Since we are shipping from France this time, we're breaking out shipping costs separately and we've set the price of the cartridge at $50.

Download for PC (Windows, Mac, Linux)

The Steam and itch.io downloads include Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure for Windows, Mac, and Linux (supports Steam Deck), plus a bonus NES ROM file that you can play in the emulator of your choice. Or, you can purchase the Mac version directly from the Mac App Store.

Get on Steam Get on itch.io Get on Mac

Download for Android

Now available for Android! Get it on Google Play or Amazon Appstore - for phones, tablets, and TVs. Play with a controller or touchscreen.

Get on Google Play Get on Amazon

More Ways to Play

Play on Antstream Arcade, or check out the demo on Argon!

Play on Antstream Play on Argon


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Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure (2023, Bitwise Reprise) is a delightful throwback to the NES games of yore. Bitwise Reprise has given us the Regency platformer we should have had all along. If you're a fan of Austen's work, SMB, Castlevania, and libraries, check it out!”
— E.C. Myers, Twitter

Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure from Bitwise Reprise and Matthew Justice is a bright, colorful, and unique look at literary history…” Twitter
“This game's great… Tons of fun!” YouTube
— Obscure Games and Consoles

“This is a no-nonsense platformer where you're hopping from platform to platform, collecting pages of a book, and using a quill (yes, a quill) to fend off enemies. It's kind of like if Mario and Castlevania had a baby and that baby was raised by a British author from the 1800s.”
— The Game Beaters, YouTube